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The next semester of Creative Classes begins in early 2023, with a new slate of 6-week classes, 4-week classes, and 1-day workshops. Browse through the full Winter/Spring course catalog and register today.

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Dine at The Ponti

The Martin Building is now home to a brand new dining experience, The Ponti. Open daily for lunch and for dinner on Tuesday evenings, The Ponti combines art with dining, presenting a locally-sourced and seasonally-inspired menu with high standards of sustainability.

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Celebrate Black Artists for Black History Month

Easy to Remember

Easy to Remember

Humming in unison, fifteen mouths transform the classic Rodgers and Hart song, "It's Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget)," into a subtle comment on racial difference. On one hand, Simpson's chorus of anonymous black performers can be seen as universalized, but the repetitive sequence of mouths that hum instead of sing can also represent the erasing of individuality and silencing of voices that lie at the heart of racism. While the song is familiar and comforting, the performance is gently subversive, for the black hummers are following in the footsteps of African American jazz musicians like Billie Holliday and John Coltrane who claimed the song, which was originally written by and for white men, as their own. The work becomes an ironically disquieting reminder that the effects of racism are, like the title of this catchy tune, hard to forget.

Lorna Simpson, Easy to Remember, 2001. 16mm film, transferred to DVD, with sound; 2 min 35 sec 
Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Norton Family Foundation, Cathey and Richard Finlon, and the department acquisition funds, 2002.89.1-3. © Lorna Simpson

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